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July 03, 2015

After 90 years, American cities are again redefining independence

Sometime in the 1920s, the American auto industry worked very hard and very consciously to achieve a great victory.


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Expanding Access to Bikes—and Trikes

Sometimes a trike does the trick! Over the last year, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance has led two bike rides with Adelante Mujeres, an organization based in Forest Grove […]

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Dates set for 4th annual Disaster Relief Trials

Changes in store for this fourth annual cargo bike competition.


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Jobs of the Week: Velotech, Craft Beer Fest, Cascade Bicycle Club

We’ve had three great jobs and one volunteer opportunity listed this week. Learn more about them via the links below… Infortmation Technology Manager – Velotech, Inc. Communication Coordinator – Velotech, Inc. Communications and Marketing Director – Cascade Bicycle Club Volunteer – Portland Craft Beer Festival For a complete list of available jobs, click here. These Read More »


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July 02, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Women’s Racing

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn discuss women’s competitive and endurance cycling with Jenn Levo, Heather VanValkenburg and Hazel Gross from “Let’s Race Bikes” and Abby Watson from Rapha.

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Portland Century – Headed SOUTH!

Portland's signature ride features all new routes and a full day of...

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Ride to Defeat ALS

Pedal for this important cause. And bring all your friends for even bigger...

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With new authority, TriMet moves to clear unused bikes from its racks

Each bike will get a three-day grace period.


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Weekend Event Guide: Freedom, fireworks, camping and more

Bikes = freedom.


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The ‘Bike Peace Music Festival’ is coming to Cascade Locks

A promising new event is coming to Cascade Locks.


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Cascade Cream Puff Race Course Map

Check it out this singletrack...

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Ride D’Vine

Wine tasting and bike riding are a natural fit filled with...

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Q&A: The League’s outgoing president on state of biking in Portland and beyond

Even as it gets its ship in order, he fears the bicycling movement is facing down a tidal wave.


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Democrats in state Senate join Republicans to kill neighborhood income diversity bill

Though the bill would have affected only condos and other owner-occupied homes, some rallied around it as a seemingly achievable way to preserve income diversity in bike-friendly areas like Southeast Division Street.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) A bill that would have let Oregon cities require some condominiums in some new housing projects to be sold for below-market prices Read More »


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Safety Audit Reveals “Shocking” Deficiencies on SW Barbur

The results are in! We have pored over data from our mock “Road Safety Audit” on SW Barbur and have reached an unsettling conclusion: SW Barbur […]

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July 01, 2015

Take the no-sweat challenge (and other tips to survive the heat)

A few hot tips (get it?!).


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Major regional timber company now requires permit on popular logging roads

Some of our region's best gravel roads are now open only if you have a permit.


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BTA and Bikes 4 Humanity Spring 2015 Bike Drive

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance Education team partnered with Bikes 4 Humanity on June 6 and 7 to donate 40 bikes, helmets, sets of lights, bells, and U-locks […]

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June 30, 2015

For Every Kid Campaign Update: Rides, Farmers Markets, and Petitions, Oh My!

We are making some serious progress in the fight to secure dedicated funding to make safe routes to school for every kid a reality. Enjoy the following June highlights […]

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June 26, 2015

Novick on Climate, Bikelash, and What’s Next

The following is an opinion piece by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Advocacy Director, Gerik Kransky.  While I’ve been focused on the intense politics of transportation issues the […]

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June 25, 2015

Exploring East Portland by Bike

This past Saturday the Bicycle Transportation Alliance hosted a Policy Ride in East Portland to highlight active transportation projects that will be constructed in the near […]

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Cycle Oregon Training Tips: Hands

4 smart tips for where to put your...

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June 24, 2015

105 Temps for Petal Pedal

Read how this hot ride is keeping riders...

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June 23, 2015

Portland World Naked Bike Ride

12 clever tips for riding the World Naked Bike ride. This is not a nudie fest. (Watch the World Naked Bike Ride...

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June 22, 2015

Stand with us for every kid. Sign the petition!

Stand with us for every kid. Sign the petition! You can improve the health of local kids by urging Metro Council to invest in safe routes to school […]

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June 18, 2015

Rolling with the Aloha Business Association

It’s summertime, and that means we’re doing lots of fun community rides throughout the region! Last Saturday, we took to the streets of Aloha in unincorporated […]

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June 17, 2015

Action Alert: Move Oregon to Vision Zero. Urge legislators to pass HB 2736-A.

We need Vision Zero now. Your Voice Matters. Tell your legislators to pass HB 2736-A. Please join us and ask the Oregon Legislature to support a […]

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BTA Testifies in Support of Vision Zero Resolution at Portland City Council

Update: Portland City Council unanimously passed the Vision Zero Resolution with our recommended amendment #1 on racial profiling (listed below). The Executive Director of the Bicycle […]

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June 15, 2015

The ORbike 30 Day Challenge

How ORbike contributing writers Martin and Bethany gave up much of their car use... and never looked...

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June 13, 2015

Cycle Oregon Training Tips: Core

If you're planing on ride a multi-day ride like Cycle Oregon, now is the time to start building your core...

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June 12, 2015

Is Barbur Safe? Find out on Monday!

Last month, in response to petitions submitted by the BTA and Friends of Barbur, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) committed to conducting a “Road Safety Audit” […]

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Help Us Get to Vision Zero on Outer Powell Boulevard

“#1 in crash frequency and severity!” is not a desirable superlative for an intersection, but SE 122nd and Powell holds it. In 2012 it saw more […]

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June 10, 2015

3 Tips for Shooting Better Photos by Bike

Learn to take photos like a pro with these handy tips by expert adventurer Gabriel...

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June 04, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Safety

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.8MB) Alon and Jocelyn discuss the recent tragic fatality and several injury crashes with a Panel including: Jonathan Maus of BikePortland, Rob Sadowsky of the BTA, PBOT Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller and Timur Ender from Commissioner Novick’s office.

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May 06, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Street Books

 Listen to the show (mp3, 24.7MB) Tori and Alon talk with Diana Rempe and Ben Hodgson of the Street Books project, “a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside.”

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April 03, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Vision Zero

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn talk with PBOT Director Leah Treat and Manager of Policy, Planning and Projects Art Pearce about Vision Zero, the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and other important planning processes.

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March 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Maintaining your Ride

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Alon and Tori talk with Momoko Saunders and Diana Holland from Bike Farm, a volunteer-run collective which provides access to a shop, tools and advice from mechanics. In the second half Alon interviews Tori to get her bike maintenance tips.

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February 05, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Events!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.6MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Jude Gerace of Sugar Wheel Works about their “Live the Revolution” event, a story-telling fundraiser for the Safe Routes to School program. In the second half, they speak with Meredith Klein and her students about the Youth Bike Summit in Seattle this month.

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January 09, 2015

KBOO Bike Show: Affordable Transportation

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Kate Nelson of Santa Fe’s Chainbreaker Collective about the importance of affordable transportation and their efforts to make bicycles available to lower-income individuals. In the second half they speak with Sirapon Soinak of Thailand who has cycled all over the world.

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December 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing– about the sport’s humble origins in the us and what it was like to be the […]

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November 14, 2014

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: The most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) contains analysis procedures for measuring the level-of-service (LOS), also referred to […]

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November 10, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism for our Streets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.5MB) This month we go back to our roots– grass roots that is. Portland’s flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich […]

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